Home » NEWS » MDA awards funding to communities

MDA awards funding to communities

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) Community Service Division recently awarded CDBG Community Self-Help, CDBG Economic Development (CDBG ED) and Capital Improvement Revolving (CAP) Loan Program funding for eight improvement projects located throughout the state.

CDBG Community Self-Help funds are designed to address local community needs such as water, wastewater, downtown improvements and recreation. CDBG ED funds help local units of government ensure basic community services, environmental quality and economic opportunities for their residents. The CAP Loan Program provides loans in order to finance capital improvements.

The awards, which total over $3 million, include:

• CAP Loan: City of Laurel ($250,477 for a new fire truck; Monroe County ($1.5 million to purchase a building for economic development; and, Town of Richton ($500,000 for water and sewer improvements)

• CDBG Community Self-Help: Town of Cruger ($100,000 to construct a community recreational park)

• CDBG ED: Washington County (Regional Jail) ($650,000 for infrastructure improvements)


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply